David Bowie’s camp denies a reported musical based on Major Tom is going forward:
A statement was sent to Monsters and Critics from publicists MSO: “”Neither the David Bowie Organization, nor its co-publishers EMI Music and Chrysalis, has issued a license for a Bowie musical at the O2, as has been reported in the U.K. There are no negotiations pending for a long-running musical featuring the music of Mr. Bowie.”
This statement was fired off in reply to an erroneous report from the The Guardian which claimed Bowie has signed off on a new futuristic fantasy called Heros: The Musical, which ”tell the story of Major Tom, as well as the starman and a ‘young dude’ called David.” The musical was reported to feature around 20 of the Bowie’s songs, including “Heroes”, “The Man Who Sold The World”, “The Jean Genie”, and “Let’s Dance”.
The production was reported to be directed by Matthew Gould (Les Miserables, Cats), to premiere in March at the IndigO2 venue, inside London’s former Millennium Dome.